Halfway Back
by Grey Eye Glances

From the CD
Eventide album cover
"Eventide"
Universal/Polygram/Mercury/Parachute, 1997

 
Music and Lyrics by Dwayne Keith


If you have ever been in a dead-end job, then this GEG classic is for you. This is the song that never gets left out in a live show, and was one of the encores for years. It originally appeared on Further On, and when they recorded their first major label CD Eventide, this song had to land there as well. GEG wrote a new arrangement in 2002, which they started playing live in an acoustic format with Jen on keyboard.

GEG with Helen Leicht of WXPN
GEG with Helen Leicht of
WXPN, Philadelphia, PA


Grey Eye Glances, often referred to as GEG, was originally formed in 1992 under the name Sojourn. When they signed to a major label in 1996, the label discovered that another band existed under the name Sojourn. Consequently, GEG was forced to pick a new name or, as Dwayne puts it, "be put into a witness relocation program."



So I thought I would write
To see how you have been
To fill you in on my day
And how I spend the time now

You remember that book you sent
Well, I really should have known
That you might grow as I've grown
Together yet alone

I was working my weeks
Meeting somebody else's goals
Took a good look around
Just a part of a melting whole
Exit or pay toll

But I don't want this
I don't need this
I don't understand at all
But I'm halfway back to feelin good

I remember the way
The choices came to me
And every day came naturally
And summers came in June

But the feelings that slowly turned
Well I really can't recall
Just when I fell did you fall
Or find love after all?

Crazy now as it seems
I go swimming on Saturdays
Past the young urban dreams
That the businesses preach today
Have started me to say

That I don't want this
I don't need this
I don't understand at all
I don't take time
I don't make time
I don't answer every call
And I don't feel right
I don't sleep tight
I don't love it like I should
But I'm halfway back to feelin good

Lately I love to drive
Into the countryside
The many ways that I've tried
To get things off my mind

But there's nothing by chance, indeed

And you need not wish me well
Just don't tell and I won't tell
Or sound the broken bell

On the last time I left
I locked doors and forgot the lines

Now I'm fading the blues
Drawing circles on classifieds
I'm twentysome and doing just fine

But I don't want this
I don't need this
I don't understand at all
I don't take time
I don't make time
I don't answer every call
And I don't feel right
I don't sleep tight
I don't love it like I should
Am I halfway gone?
You know I don't feel right
I don't sleep tight
I really don't love it like I should

But I'm halfway back to feelin good